Cross-border sharing of public health data e-learning course

This introductory e-learning course aims to provide the participants with a basic understanding of the practical aspects of the legislation that applies to cross-border sharing of public health data. During the course, participants will acquire adequate skills to begin applying the concepts of data protection in their daily work as public health (PH) professionals. The course is particularly useful to PH professionals working in communicable disease surveillance, data collection, data administration and clinical research. While the focus is on EU legislation, the concepts presented may also be relevant in other legal systems.

⏳ Duration: 3 hours

👥 Audience: Non-legal health professionals 

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current legal framework that guides data protection within the EU and globally.
  • Describe the data protection reforms currently taking place in the EU.
  • Apply the basic principles of data protection in a cross-border data sharing.
  • Identify the basic concepts of intellectual property rights.